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to affect areas hit by sandy. trends are off shore. things are looking nice as we approach the holidays next weekend. let's talk about what's happened out there. i mentioned that there was an amazing northern lights show going on. this is a picture from the top of mount washington. highest spots in new england. 6,000 feet in new hampshire. there's a weather observatory where they do 24 hour weather observations and they have these amazing images of the northern lights. it was a great show from michigan all the way through vermont and maine. this image captured it well. as far as what's going on out there, not much. nice quiet weather period across the country. another chilly start in the 30s for many people, even the 40s in the deep south. it's a cold, dry air mass pretty much covering much of the nation. doesn't have a lot of tropical origins to it. it's a polar air mass. the only area of rain that we have is down here in the southeast. it's a pretty good solid shield of light rain, even lightening strikes from georgia into south carolina. now trying to go up to wilmington and areas of char
to get back in sync but nothing compared to what we saw with sandy. connell: getting back to normal is the latest on this from united after the computer glitch. thanks. dagen: israel moving troops south after the latest conflict in the gaza strip. does this spell greater unrest in the middle east? connell: the founder of five our energy is here answering questions that have come up in a report that this energy drink may be linked to 13 deaths since 2008. this is the response from the company but first let's look at oil today. we will have a lot more talk about oil throughout the hour, $86 a barrel. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the mercedes-benz winter event is back, no matter which list you're on. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 ml350 for $599 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. connell: former cia director david petraeus testifying tomorrow morning in front of the house and senate intelligence committees about the attack from the consulate in benghazi. and the number of things this morning, secretary of state hillary clinton, and
hurricane sandy slammed into the east coast, president obama heads into the damaged zone for a second time. today he will visit staten island to evaluate recovery efforts there. it's his first visit to sandy's impact zone in about two weeks when the president toured parts of new jersey with governor chris christie. >>> and the president's visit comes as two of the biggest utility companies face investigation into how well they prepared and responded to superstorm sandy. con edison and long island power both received subpoenas yesterday requesting records on restoring power and communicating with customers. the storm left 2 million in new york in the dark for days. some still don't have their powerback. >>> one family found dozens of touching displays of love on the beach. the pack of love letters was soaking wet with had the family found them. after drying them out, they read the letters from a young woman to her boyfriend. >> i want to return them to whoever they belong to. they're so beautiful. she must have adored him. i love you, dear, and miss you very much. all my love always, dotty.
and increase in jobless filing last week, some economists blame hurricane sandy, lawmakers look to lower the fiscal cliff the economy is approaching if they don't reach a deal on reducing the deficit. house democratic leader nancy pelosi urged extending middle class tax cut. >> we must not hold middle class tax cuts hostage to wealthiest americans. >> republicans know if they don't the democrats will let the upper income tax cuts expire, which they say will hurt job creation. day after the first news conference in more than half a year and the first after the re-election, newspaper seized on the president's suggestion he might not demand the top income tax rate return to what it was under bill clinton. aides with him for the second tour of damage from hurricane sandy suggested mr. obama's demand is for a sure source of re-knew, leaving negotiators to decide how much the re-knew is. >> what i will not do is to have a process that is vague, that says we're going to sort of, kind of raise revenue through dynamic scoring. or closing loopholes that have not been identified. >> on this day, ho
power companies are under investigation for how they responded to superstorm sandy. con edison and long island power received subpoenas yesterday. yesterday requesting records on restoring power and communicating with customers. the storm left 2 million in new york in the dark for days. >>> it is unclear why a man pulled a began on a sheriff's deputy. he was trying to serve a peace order, similar to a protective order. a woman answered the door, let the deputy in. then a man came out from another room with a gun. the deputy fired his weapon, killing the man. neighbors were surprised to hear the deadly shooting in that home. >> what really happened, i don't know. but still. somebody in our neighborhood is dead don't because of something. and it's so not good. >> the sheriff's deputy is on administrative leave which is standard procedure during an investigation like this. >>> police need your help identifying the man in these surveillance pictures. he robbed a walmart on route 198 and shot a store manager. the manager followed the gunman outside to the parking lot. rescuers took him to th
firsthand the aftermath of hurricane sandy. thousands of customers are still without power more than two weeks later. >> our hearts go out to them. >>> and the president is keeping a watchful eye on the growing tension and violence in the middle east. israeli forces killed the top hamas leader yesterday in this attack. and they are bounding gaza again today. >> abc's alex marquardt is live in jerusalem with the breaking developments. alex? >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. that's right. the israeli air strikes in the retaliatory palestinian rocket attacks have continued overnight into this morning. israel says it has carried out over 100 attacks on targets in the gaza strip. not just on individuals, like ahmad jabari, who was killed yesterday. but on rocket sites, including on the long-rage rockets that are iranian-made. they have a range of about 50 miles. in response, hamas and palestinian militant groups have targeted southern israel with rockets. four israelis have been killed in the southern area around the gaza strip. at least 12 palestinians have been killed, according to
in new york city in about an hour and a half to tour the devastation left by hurricane sandy. then tomorrow he sits down with congressional leaders from both sides to discuss ways to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. charlie and norah? >> nancy cordes, thank you. cbs political director john dick erson is here with me. >> it's good to be in washington. >> you've reversed roles here. you're here and norah is in new york. mindful of second-term presidents who overreach. there was a part of it that was restrained yesterday. the part that wasn't was when he took a whack at senators mccain and graham. that stood out in part in contrast to the other reserved approach he took to taxes, even saying he was being self reflective about dealing with congress, on the one hand, being self reflective about dealing with congress on the other hand he was so strong with mccain and graham. mccain and graham are taking a political shot at the president by picking on susan rice. if they want to pick on anyone, they should pick on him or the intelligence chiefs who gave her the intelligence that s
storm sandy is one factor here, and we'll watch this number closely, though, over the next couple of weeks to see if a trend emerges. there is also financial trouble overseas as the euro zone plunges back into recession, its second since 2009. unemployment across the euro zone is at 11.6%. this is important to note because europe is our number one customer when it comes to exports. nearly 17% of all u.s. trade this year has been with the eu. as they faulter we have to consider the impact this may have on our own economy. jon: on the hill they call him dr. no, fiscal conservative senator shaun coburn maintaining his position against federal spending programs. he kicked off his programs for $68 billion in cuts. steve centanni live in washington. tell us about this report, what is in it. >> the report on spending in the department of defense is called the department of everything, and recommends specific cuts over ten years in five main areas of concern. the report says in part, these areas are merely a starting point for reviewing pentagon spending that is unnecessary, duplicative,
from president obama here in new york. he's here touring the devastation as a result of hurricane sandy and getting an update on recovery efforts. the president visiting staten island at this moment, one of the areas where thousands of people are still without power, many, many are homeless. more than two weeks after the storm, a lot of folks wondering where the help is. we will bring you the president's comments as he makes them. >>> plus, we are also getting new details on a scandal involving david petraeus. we now know he will testify before the house and senate intel committees tomorrow concerning the deadly terror attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. that comes as a new "wall street journal" report raises questions about the events leading up to his resignation. including whether he may have been pushed out not so much because of this affair, but for challenging the administration's version of events on libya. again, that is, that is news reported by our sister company, "the wall street journal" -- owned by the same parent company as fox news channel -- and we will have more on t
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information stored on her computer. >> weeks after sandy slams the door we are wondering why it took the red cross so long to reach some of the hardest hit areas. they sent staff and supplies to areas barely touched by the storm in order to avoid damaging the supplies. it took the red cross three-days after sandy to arrive in new york city. we are also finding out that fema nay not have been as prepared as it could have been. >> the hearing is set today for accused movie massacre gunman james homes. holmes reportedly tried to kill himself several times in jail. the denver post says he hurt himself by slamming his head into the wall. they asked for a hearing delay. it is now planned for december. >>> the president of the pharmacy linked to the deadly meningitis outbreak pleads the 5th on capitol hill. >> on advice of council i respectfully decline to answer on the basis of my constitutional rights and privileges. i respect lifl decline to answer on advice of council. >> that's barry cadden refusing to answer during a hearing. we can expect befotoday. tainted shots spread meningitis at the sxo
of those neighborhoods hardest hit by super storm sandy. he thanked the first time responders that accounted for nearly half of new york's casualties. >> i'm proud of you, new york. you guys are tough, you bounce back just as america always bounces back. the same is going to be true this time out. >> new york's governor plans to request some $30 billion in federal aid to help with the rebuild. fema currently only has about $8 billion available, but they intend to ask congress for more. in the meantime closer to home, plans to rebuild the ocean city board walk should be finished right on schedule. that's despite hurricane sandy. they tell the daily times of southbury that the project only lost two days because of the storm. the rebuilding is expected to be done in april. the progress involves rebuilding board walk and 15th street. >>> took a little walk outside today, refreshing, a little cool, but refreshing. >> it wasn't windy. >> no. >> temporary. >> yeah, i like that. >> you know i just did a graph, i love graphs as you know. >> does this involve snow? >> no, not yet. but w
in staten island, new york looking at the devastation left behind super storm sandy. there is an investigation in two major power companies over their handling of power out ages. ocean side, new york blast our reporter has the details. >> brian good morning to you. we are outside of the outreach of the long island power authority. many are criteca of lipa following the response to hurricane sandy. there are subpoena to lipa and con edison. lookingament whether the utilits were prepared or responded correctly. customer in new york have been frustrated. >> this is a nightmare. we are slaves to coned, and they have us at their mercy. >> the attorney filed a class action lawsuit against lipa claiming that the utility was negligent. there are one million plaintiffs possibly as part of the lawsuit. no comment from lipa on the lawsuit. robert moses, fox news. >> brian: lipa mastered the no comment. over to gretchen. >> gretchen: all right. thank you so; brian. group of military veterans of the 8-80s will not retire. they are hard at work creating new jobs. retired u.s. mari
-star general named david petraeus. two and a half weeks after sandy, president obama prepares to see the on going misery in parts of new york city. we are live in staten island this hour. >>> but we begin with general petraeus. no longer the top most of the echelons of national security. but not consigned to oblivion either not by any stretch. we've got two signature pieces of reporting this hour. "time" magazine is reporting that petraeus's biographer turned mistress once toyed with entering politics. she reportedly told acquaintances backing in jul that will gop "money men" had approached her about a senate run from north carolina. she says she was "tempted." "time" magazine reports but petraeus was strongly against it. is it "time" is also reporting on the internal fbi struggle over whether to tell the white house what and whom they were investigating. it turns out the white house wasn't informed till the night of the election. three days before general petraeus resigned. on a personal level, general petraeus is telling aides and confidantes that he is devastated by the pain and s
touring the hard-hit areas of superstorm sandy this hour. he is expected to spoost speak as soon as 1:30 p.m. eastern. we're going to bring that to you live when it happens. also, we're going to start this hour with the scandal that's swirling around the former cia director david petraeus. sxwlirchlgts for the first time former cia director david petraeus is now opening up to the media about the sex scandal that has ended his military career. speaking in detail with our sister network hln's kyra phillips. kyra has known petraeus for years, including a 30-minute live interview on the anniversary of the iraq war. she's had several occasions and conversations to talk with him since this scandal broke. kyra says petraeus called the affair a big mistake, says he has not spoken to broadwell in months. earlier today kyra told hln's robin meade that petraeus stressed he wants to make things right with his wife. >> in our first conversation he had told me he had engaged in something dishonorable, and he sought to do the honorable thing in response, and that was to come forward. he was very clear th
for the second time since hurricane sandy blasted through this region. the president remarking, of course, on the first responders, praising them. many of those people on the ground right now, even though their homes at wunt point in time had no power and even in some cases their homes were destroyed. the president met privately with damien and glenda moore. they're the parents of two small children swept away the night that sandy roared through. the mother got out of the vehicle trying to get help, and while she was beating on doors asking for help, her children were swept away and the president met privately with that family, just one of over 100 people who are grieving because they lost a loved one in this storm. right now we know that thousands or tens of thousands are homeless and thousands are still without power in the region. interestingly enough, the president also noted that hud secretary shean donovan would be in charge of the federal response in rebuilding communities. he noted fema is on the ground there for recovery, but so many want to know the rebuilding plan that would be
caused by superstorm sandy. he will likely visit the hardest-hit areas like staten island and the rockaways. some residents are still without power two weeks after the storm. president obama will also thank first responders for their efforts. still to come, the maker of wonder bread and twinkies may be forced to close its doors. >> we have some clouds that block the sun and a little bit. what >> there is a chance you could pay a new tax when you go to thithe store to pay for food for your bets. state lawmakers met in to discuss agistratio surcharge on registration fees. it would be the third such tax on a bag of food for cats or dogs. the maker of wonder bread and twinkies says it will close its doors permanently of the striking workers don't return to work today. officials for hostess said that they will ask a judge for permission to liquidate the entire company, is enough of its striking employees return to work by the end of the day. hostess filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy the second time in three years. if the motion is granted, hostess would stop operations as soon as
that were hardest hit by superstorm sandy. thousands of new yorkers, yes, thousands of new yorkers still don't have power two and a half weeks after sandy hit. the storm is raising serious questions about the government's response, even bigger questions about weather patterns, at least for some. let's bring in our white house correspondent brianna keilar -- actually, brianna is not yet available i'm told. but we do expect to get her up soon. we'll speak to brianna keilar momentarily. we'll also have a quick check of some of the day's other top stories. that's coming up including mitt romney, did he hurt himself with gaffes during his presidential campaign? is he hurting the republican party right now with his latest comments, the louisiana governor, bobby jindal, he's standing by to join us live. (splashing)... (child screaming underwater)... (underwater noises). >>> we've reconnected with brianna keilar, our white house correspondent, brianna keilar, is watching what's going on in new york. right now the president wrapping up a visit to new york in the aftermath of the superstorm sandy. wha
. >>> president barack obama is going to new york city today to see the devastation from superstorm sandy. the president will tour the city's hardest hit borough, staten island. the president toured new jersey shortly after sandy hit. but mayor michael bloomberg asked the president to stay away from new york. he said then that the president's visit would take up too many resources. >>> president obama says he is willing to work with republicans on capitol hill to stop automatic budget cuts and tax hikes from kicking in at the end of the year. investors are looking for progress on a deal to stop the u.s. from falling off the so- called "fiscal cliff." also today, traders will get a look at new unemployment numbers from washington. >>> here's a shocker. california may soon have a budget surplus. the legislative budget analyst says the deficit will be about $1.9 billion this fiscal year and we could see a surplus by the year 2014. it was just a few months ago we were talking about a $16 billion deficit. >> we have to pay down our debt, borrowed from the schools, from the redevelopment fund.
. >>> and hurricane sandy exposed just how vulnerable millions of americans are to power outages. but that could just be the iceberg's tip. a new study warns a terrorist attack on the u.s. power grid could plunge parts of the country into darkness for weeks or even months because key pieces of equipment are unguarded and lack the technology needs to stop outages from spreading. >>> new questions about safety of the popular energy drinks. the fda investigating reports that the supercaffeinated 5-hour energy drink could be linked to 13 deaths. the drinksmaker denies any connection to its products and those cases. >>> a group is urging the government to crack down on new cracker jacks about to hit stores. it has new flavors with extra pop, with caffeine. why we are caffeinating cracker jacks is beyond me. but the maker says the snack won't be marketed to children. >>> here's diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's "world news." >> hello, josh. tonight on "world news," there's an american grandmother who knows something about the powerful, new leader of china that even the white house does not know. and
's interesting, because the cbo believes that. >> we had hurricane sandy that disrupted the economy for a period. we had katrina years ago. there are things that will disrupt the economy. 9/11 was an extraordinary case. but we have a very resilient economy. we've had one for hundreds of years. and the fact that they can't get along for the month of january is not going to torpedo the economy. >> so i want to make clear, he wants to see a deal made. but he says, you have to be willing to go past december 31st. if you need to, you have to make every attempt to reach a deal. but he says, quote, don't roll over and give away the store. he sees the president in his second term being able to hold a very hard line. bottom line, you know where he stands on taxes. he wants them much higher. >> talking about taxes, how much higher? >> that's the question, getting specifics. i asked him that on capital gains taxes, money made off of investment, but also on income taxes for regular people. take a listen. >> are you saying there's no taxation level that's too high? whether it's capital gains or investments o
's newsroom". gregg: hurricane sandy blamed on a big increase in weekly jobless claims. the number of americans filing for jobless benefits jumping by 78,000 to 439,000. there's the number on your screen. that is the highest level in a year and a half. stuart varney, anchor of "varney & company" on the fox business network. stu, this is huge compared to what they were expecting, right? >> you can't explain this huge number entirely on the storm, sandy. it is true that last week many people up and down the eastern seaboard were able to get out of their houses for the first time and go down and file. that accounts for some of this big increase. but gregg, there is a suspicion that the underlying trend is for higher and higher jobless pen fit claims because the economy appears to be getting weaker and weaker. we face tax increases next year. that's been noted by business. there have been some layoffs prior to those tax increases. and so the underlying trend may be up. it has been exaggerated by hurricane sandy. gregg: stu, things could get worse january 1st, when all of these spending
:39 now. summer storm sandy drove the number of people seeking unemployment benefits up to 439,000 last week. that's the highest level in 18 months due to superstorm sandy. today president obama is going to new york city to see the devastation firsthand from the storm. the president will tour the city's hardest hit borough of staten island. the president toured new jersey shortly after sandy hit but the mayor, mayor bloomberg, asked the president to stay away from new york at the time. he said then that the president's visit would just take up too many resources. >>> well, a new crab season is open now here around the bay area. >> yes. diners may pay more for the catch. the fresh catch should hit markets this afternoon. the fishermen will get $3 a pound. you can expect to pay about twice. that bay area restaurants say it will be worth it. >> i think it's going to be very full. so when you crack the crab, the meat will be very plentiful inside. and the taste of course of local crab is excellent. >> word is the crabs are bigger this year but there are fewer of them. so that may be the rea
about how much oil was pouring out of the ruptured well. >>> superstorm sandy helped drive the number of people seeking unemployment benefits by 78,000 last week. it's the highest level now in some 18 months. today the president is going to new york's staten island to see some of the devastation from sandy. the president toured new jersey shortly after sandy hit but the mayor michael bloomberg asked the president to stay away from new york at the time saying that the president's visit would have taken up too many resources. >>> the dungeness crab season opens today but bring your checkbook. >> a modest catch may have dine, paying more. the commercial fishing boats headed out yesterday. their fresh catch should hit markets by this afternoon. the fishermen will get $3 per pound. you can expect to pay twice that. bay area restaurants say it's worth it. >> i think it's going to be very full, so when you crack the crab, the meat will be very police departmentful inside. the taste of course of local traffic -- the meat will be very full inside. the taste of course of local crab is excellen
in staten island on the hurricane and storm sandy, let's talk about tomorrow. there's a storm on capitol hill, and it's going to be all involved david petraeus. >> former general david petraeus testifying on the hill, andrea. i heard at the top of the show kelly o'donnell talking about how they're doing it in the morning, and they're hoping it's not going to be a circus. it's going to be a circus. this story, i think, has captivated people whether it's for the tawdry elements or petrae petraeus's high profile, he's there to talk about benghazi and the four people including ambassador chris stevens who died there. not to talk about the reason that he resigned, this extra-marital affair. i think it's going to be something close to a circus, which is unfortunate because i think there are legitimate questions on benghazi. i'm sure they'll get asked anyway, but my guess is they'll be overshadowed a little bit by the coverage by the fact he's out there for one of the first times since all of this information has come to light. >> and circling back to things mentioned earlier about susan rice.
is still trying to recover from super storm sandy. you can see the president there walking across the tarmac, waving to people there. the president is about to fly to jfk airport in new york city. he's expected to get there in about an hour. flying directly out of air force one, and traveling to staten island, an area hit hard by the super storm sandy. the president plans to survey the damage from super storm sandy and the recent nor'easter, he will meet with families affected by the storms, like he did two weeks ago in new jersey, where these pictures are from. governor cuomo said he will ask for $30 billion in federal aid. and people are still without power after two and a half weeks. >>> the fda has reports of 13 deaths that could be linked to a caffeinated energy drink. the fda says there is no evidence linking five hour energy drinks to the deaths, but in each case, it is cited for possible involvement. and the fda continues to very long. the maker says the drink is safe when used as directed. >>> new this morning, bp has reached a settlement over the gulf oil spill. it's the
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hurricane sandy. now, there is a way to help speed up the process. we'll have more on that when we return. [ haharry umlaut ] the five stages of muller. suspicion: it's yogurt, how good can it be? revision. "actually, this ain't bad"? surprise! "look at this cool corner thingy!" desolation. "it's gone." anticipation "hey! there's more in the fridge." [ male announcer ] muller. the european for yummy. >>> welcome back. in the wake of superstorm sandy, two new york state utility companies say they have received subpoenas from the state attorney general. con ed and the long island power authority say they are cooperating with the investigation into the responses to the storm. >>> parts of maryland are still recovering from the superstorm. the state's congressional delegation is asking president obama to declare a major disaster in the state. governor mart uno'malley has already made the same request. this would make maryland eligible for disaster recovery money from fema. >> incredible. >> can't say they didn't know it was coming. >> it is kind of hard to mentally and physically get ready fo
is getting an up-close look at the devastation caused by superstorm sandy in new york city. thousands there are still without electricity. many people across the northeast are now seeking jobless benefits because of sandy pushing unemployment claims to their highest level in 18 months. and new york alone still plans to seek $30 billion in federal aid to rebuild. as nbc's danielle lee reports, the president is promising to come up with a game plan to help hard-hit communities recover. >> reporter: first from the sky, and then on the ground. president obama saw firsthand the new york communities still in ruins. >> we are going to make sure that we stay here as long as people need that immediate help. that's fema's primary task. >> reporter: on staten island, the president offered new hope to people like diana rivera, now homeless. >> heart break. shut heart break. we had a nice house and family here, and we were happy here. and it's gone. >> reporter: the new york attorney general has opened an investigation into two utility companies, as nearly 3,000 people have no power more than two
sandy after taking a strong stance on the looming fiscal cliff telling lawmakers that the economy cannot afford a tax increase on all americans. republican leaders say raising income tax rates on wealthier americans could hurt job creation. >>> after a rough closing on wednesday over those fiscal cliff fears, wall street is once again on edge this morning as new figures show the 17-nation euro zone has officially fallen back into a recession. and workers protest there are sweeping across the continent. kayla tausche is at the new york stock exchange with more. kayla, good morning. >> good morning, natalie. the congressional budget office has warned that failing to fix the $600 billion in tax and spending cuts would drive the u.s. into recession, which has been relatively strong compared to europe with rising unemployment and unrest, as well as china where big questions loom over the direction of the world's second largest economy under new leadership. president obama yesterday called for tax cuts to the middle class immediately. that followed business leaders and a big meeting there, one
% of the proceeds going to the red cross of course to help victims of hurricane sandy. >> sjp, sarah jessica parker, channelling inner minnie mouse. the search nor bigfoot some interesting characters running around in the wood. >> don't miss that hard-hitting piece. almost the holiday travel season as we all know. that means long lines, delays, and flight attendants under a lot more pressure than usual. the on board freak-out is next here on "world news now." ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] sponges take your mark. [ female announcer ] one drop of ultra dawn has twice the everyday grease cleaning ingredients of one drop of the leading non-concentrated brand... to clean 2x more greasy dishes. dawn does more. so it's not a chore. ♪ ♪ >>> well, the holiday travel season is quickly approaching. and with it, of course, the stress that comes with flying, overstuffed carry-on bags, crowded flights, the crying babies. hmm. >> you don't like the crying babies, do you? >> the worst sound. >> most stressed people on board may be the flight crew the now they're getting some help. here is abc's senior national co
on recovery efforts in an area that took one of the hardest hits from have storm -- from superstorm sandy. >>> here's who's celebrating a birthday today. the first reality tv judge joseph wapner is 93. he won seven emmys. actor ed asner is 83. you new him from law and order actor sam watterton -- waterston is 72. k. eubanks is 55. j.l. miller is 40. s. woodley turns 21. if it's your birthday today, have a good birthday. we'll be right back. >>> hello. welcome back to 9news now. it's 5:45 the we're closer to the weekend but not close enough and we're not warming up too much either. >> a little bit. looks like it will be mainly dry. i think it will be mainly dry around here and most ever the region through -- of the region through thanksgiving eve. >> we have a huge game on saturday. the navy game. a lot of the cub scouts are going. we'll take a tour of the campus. >> i think it's going to be mid- 50s for you. >> sunday the skins are home. >> a few more clouds and low 50s for that. that's better than we were thinking a few days ago when we thought it might be rainy and raw. the bus stop for
. wall street analysts saying the drop was the impact of superstore sandy in consumer uncertainty about the weak economy and the prospect of a steep dive off the fiscal clef. a wave of strikes and protest against government austerity programs in europe sweeping across spain, portugal, and greece today. labor unions have called those protests and other than as the largest since the start of the will or recession of 2008. but many economists say it will likely have no political impact says union members have become an increasingly small minority of european workers. the convent overall is suffering from purchased fatigued. the country can avoid its own fiscal cliff, with the only solution is to raise taxes on americans and businesses earning over $250,000 per year. a group of top ceos, they were encouraged. my next guest says rising tax rates will stifle business growth and cost jobs. good to have you with us. >> good to be here. lou: this president wants new taxes. that is a heck of an initial bargaining position. >> the president talks about tax rates. he wants tax rate increases, and t
sandy. will he visit staten island, one of the hardest hit areas, and take an aerial tour. he will also meet with city officials, first responders and f fema staff. this will be the president's first time touring the region in new york. he he will be joined by new york governor andrew cuomo and mayor michael bloomberg and members of his cabinet. >>> former republican nominee, mitt romney now claiming the president won re-election by giving gifts to after r african-americans, hispanics and younger voters. this is how romney explained his loss in a phone call to some of his top donors. >> the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> those comments aren't sitting well with some republicans, notably former romney surrogate, louisiana governor bobby jindal, who says he absolutely rejects that notion saying it doesn't represent where republicans are as a party. >>> sure we just got done with an election, but warren but havette -- buffet a
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